Cochrane Community Overview

Cochrane is a large town in the Canadian province of Alberta. The town is located 22 km west of the city of Calgary, along Highway 1A.

With a population of 13,760 (2006), Cochrane is one of Alberta's largest towns[2] and one of the fastest growing communities in Canada. It is part of Calgary's Census Metropolitan Area (1,107,200 in 2006) and a member community of the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP).

Cochrane was established in 1881 as the Cochrane Ranche by Senator Matthew Henry Cochrane.[4] It became a village in 1903 and a town in 1971. Today Cochrane is booming and is experiencing rapid growth due to its proximity to Calgary.

Cochrane is situated at the base of Big Hill in the Bow River Valley. It sits at an elevation of 1,186 meters (3,891 ft). The town is intersected by Highway 1A and Highway 22. Cochrane has a reputation for its western culture which can easily be felt when one wanders the streets (particularly Main Street). The town is a popular destination for Ice Cream in its quaint western-oriented stores as well as for windsports, golfing, hiking, and other adventure activities like Extreme Jacks.

Cochrane is also a small industrial centre. Major industries include lumber, construction, retail, and agriculture (ranching). It is notable as being one of a very few communities in Canada with no business tax.

Cochrane is known for outdoor pursuits. It is a centre for paragliding/skydiving instruction, with the renowned Muller family operating a school at the top of the Big Hill.

The hill is also a popular training ground for cyclists from the area, who take advantage of its [7%] grade and [3.5km] distance.

Cochrane houses attractions such as Cochrane Ranche Historic Site and Bert Sheppard Stockmen's Foundation Library And Archives, located in the Cochrane Ranchehouse.

Cochrane is home to schools from both the Public Rockyview School Division as well as the Separate Calgary Catholic School District. As of 2008, there are currently 8 Public and Separate schools in operation within the Town boundaries.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Closest LRTs

Tuscany LRT Station 11.06 km
Crowfoot LRT Station 12.51 km
Dalhousie LRT Station 14.86 km
69 Street LRT Station 16.28 km
Brentwood LRT Station 16.51 km

Cochrane Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Acreages     1$2500$2500$2500
Apartments     7$800$1450$1250
Basements     7$800$1200$985
Condos     20$975$2300$1437
Duplexes     9$1200$2200$1632
Houses     21$1550$3500$2099
Main Floors     5$1250$1650$1430
Shared     11$695$2800$979
Townhouses     9$1350$1800$1571
Total Rentals     90$695$3500$1530
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Cochrane     91$695$3500$1541
Inner-City     2935$80$17500$1789

Closest Schools

St. Basil Separate Elementary 919 Tuscany Drive NW 17.55 km
Tuscany School Public Elementary 990 Tuscany Drive NW 17.97 km
West View Secondary School Public All Grades 12626 - 85 Street NW 18.65 km
Msgr. E. L. Doyle Separate Elementary 8887 Scurfield Dr. NW 19.51 km
Scenic Acres School Public Elementary 50 Scurfield Way NW 19.65 km
Arbour Lake School PublicJunior High 27 Arbour Crescent Drive NW 19.56 km
St. Ambrose SeparateJunior High 1500 Arbour Lake Road NW 19.68 km
St. Brigid SeparateJunior High 730 Citadel Way NW 20.66 km
Calgary Waldorf School PrivateJunior High 515 Cougar Ridge Drive SW 22.07 km
Our Lady of the Assumption SeparateJunior High 7311 - 34 Avenue NW 22.91 km
Bowness High School PublicHigh School 4627 - 77th Street NW 22.07 km
Sir Winston Churchill High PublicHigh School 5220 Northland Drive NW 25.30 km
Ernest Manning High School PublicHigh School 20 Springborough Blvd SW 26.27 km
Sir William Van Horne High PublicHigh School 2215 Uxbridge Drive NW 27.21 km
William Aberhart High School PublicHigh School 3009 Morley Trail NW 28.09 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Libraries

Crowfoot Branch 8665 Nose Hill Drive20.82 km
Bowness Branch 7930 Bowness Road NW22.15 km
Nose Hill Branch 1530 Northmount Drive NW25.64 km
Signal Hill Branch 5994 Signal Hill Center SW28.30 km
Country Hills Branch 11150 Country Village Link NW28.61 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distance to Local Landmarks

Ambrose University College 26.23 km
Calgary Airport 33.18 km
Chinook Centre Mall 35.28 km
Devry Institute of Tech 36.92 km
Downtown Calgary 31.92 km
Foothills Hospital 27.64 km
Market Mall 25.28 km
Mount Royal University 31.17 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 36.44 km
Rockyview Hospital 34.47 km
SAIT 30.37 km
South Health Campus 50.11 km
Southcentre Mall 39.06 km
Sunridge Mall 36.50 km
University of Calgary 27.04 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Cochrane Map View

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